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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu,
Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi
Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Avery simple message delivered by addressing a complex issue to a widely divided and clearly opinionated audience, through a tense and somewhat clever film by an intelligent Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Overall, it was a decent collective effort put together by Aniruddha, Shoojit Sircar and Ritesh Shah to create Pink. For long, not only in Delhi and certainly not just in India, women who are generally considered to be the weaker gender
by the “mighty” men, have been subject to extreme violence which is not limited to molestation, sexual harassment and rape.
Despite the public uproar and massive demonstrations witnessed after the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case, the new laws enforced and sincere efforts by NGOs of all levels,
the official statistics reflect a rise in heinous women-centric crime and it has in fact nearly doubled in the past four years in Delhi alone.
Other multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan cities such as Mumbai and Jaipur are not far behind.
In Pink, three girls Minal (Taapsee Pannu), Falak (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) from completely different cultural
and religious backgrounds share a rented flat in South Delhi. They have normal lives like anyone else in today’s day and age i.e. they work hard and play harder.
After attending a music concert one night, a male friend introduces these girls to Rajvir Singh (Angad Bedi) and his friends. They have a few drinks and come to Rajvir’s
resort in Surajkund for dinner. Something goes wrong, Rajvir ends up being taken to the hospital by his friends after Minal smashes a glass bottle in his face which almost damages Rajvir’s eye.
The girls try hard to forget what has happened in order to move forward, but they’re threatened by Rajvir and his friends who are seeking revenge where just a verbal apology would do.
The girls are hesitant in approaching the police as they don’t want the matter to get publicised and attract unwanted attention into their lives. One of the girls being more emotional goes ahead with a formal complaint of harassment to the police, without telling her friends. Rajvir belongs to an affluent political family, he manages to use his uncle’s influence and Minal is arrested by the police after a fake, back-dated police complaint is filed against the girls for attempted murder and solicitation.